Women’s issues and Rajasthani heritage highlights of Abhivyakti Ek Prayaas
believed that art washed away, the dust of everyday life. It is indeed true that art has the power to reduce the monotony of our technology-driven lives. Abhivyakti…Ek Prayaas, 19 annual art exhibition put up by the students of department of visual arts of IIS (Deemed to be University) is a creative attempt of the students to capture, in multifarious mediums, the ever-evolving psyche of the individual while at the same time attempting to understand the society that we live in. The exhibition was inaugurated by
Shri Rajan Shripad Fulari, Secretary, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi and IAS Mugdha Sinha, Secretary to Government, (Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department) Rajasthan, who graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
On the occasion, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Ashok Gupta boosted the morale of the students by saying the of the students are glimpses of their souls, each unique and beautiful, enriched by their lived experiences and fanciful imagination. Each creation narrates a story to be read by discerning eye. Metal scrap is used to create various such as with flowers; a creation by Megha Jain caught the attention of art lovers.
“More than 1600 artworks are put on display and on the first day of the exhibition, students received a lot of appreciation and kudos from the art lovers”. Mahesh Singh, Head, Dept of Visual Arts, said.
Students have chosen various art forms like murals, tempera, 3D and 2D creative compositions to name a few to express their resentment and distress over social problems, specifically violence against women.
The beauty of Rajasthan’s heritage has also been exhibited through murals, tempera, illustrations etc. Around 200 students from all the semesters in bachelors and masters of visual arts have exhibit their talent. Students put together their hard work and talent to showcase their best in various visual art forms including compositions, stone carving, wood art-etching and printing, still life, mural, illustrations, caricature, sculpture, drawing, tempera, , poster ad, designs, book covers, magazine ads etc under the guidance of visual arts experts of the university.
Through photographs, illustrations, wood art etc, artists tried to bring forth forms of nature and different facets of human life. Also, some students tickled the funny bone with humorous illustrations and caricatures. This four days long exhibition is open for art lovers at Chaturdik Gallery of Jawahar Kala Kendra. Interested people can visit the exhibition between 11 am and 7 pm from 09 February to 12 February.